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  1. 1. By Rebecca DiBona, Colby Eaton, Kalei Fowkes & Elizabeth Pape .
  2. 2. What & Why? <ul><li>Topic: Social Networking in Business, Communications, Government, & Academic Institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>We all use social networking recreationally & we’re curious as to how it was beneficial in other aspects of our lives. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Elements of our Topic: Social Networking in the Context of….
  4. 4. Business: Where do C-Suite Executives get their Information?      SOURCE: FORBES INSIGHTS, &quot;THE RISE OF THE DIGITAL C-SUITE&quot;THE EXPANDING B2B ONLINE UNIVERSE     Share of executives who judged source &quot;valuable” or &quot;very valuable
  5. 5. Business: Facebook <ul><li>104 million users in the United States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration increasing by 250,000 per day since 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People spend up to 17% of their time on social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>58% of users have a household income of $60,000 or more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major target for businesses advertising products </li></ul><ul><li>Creating “fan” pages or groups that promote your business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletters/updates/links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow customers to talk about products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opens up communication between businesses and customers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Business: Twitter
  7. 7. Communications:
  8. 8. Government:
  9. 9. Government: How do they use Social Networking? <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA – Facebook Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CIA – Uses Facebook group to invite students to apply for jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USA.gov – Facebook fan page, public can become fan, post videos, news and photos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress – Photostream in Flickr </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts government’s public domain photos on a site where public can comment on the photos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn – A Network of experienced professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Govloop – A social network for all federal, state, and local government employees </li></ul><ul><li>NASA – CoLab: Collaborative Workspace Site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides frameworks for partnership projects between the nation's space program and talented, creative, tech-savvy communities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fosters interest and involvement in the space program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a way for individuals to actually contribute to NASA </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Social Networking in Academic Institutions: <ul><li>``The only way my class communicates its articles or what's happening is through their Facebook,'' says Krop's journalism teacher Mary K. Sullivan. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually free of cost. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be utilized in a secure, password-protected environment. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Academic Institutions:
  12. 12. Remember… <ul><li>Business people rated the Internet their most valuable research tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating through social networking isn’t limited to friend-to-friend dialogue; job hunting & dating websites are also available. </li></ul><ul><li>The government uses social networking too! Keeping the public updated is one of their most common uses for the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of social networking sites is growing in academic institutions. The fact that they provide a fun & interesting way to teach, thus keeping kids involved, is one of its biggest advantages. </li></ul>
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